Notes from a Novice: Kensington KeyFolio Bluetooth Keyboard & Case for iPad

The iPad is definitely new technology to me. I don’t even own a lap top. Since I blog and write a lot, this KeyFolio Bluetooth Keyboard appealed to me as a great addition to the iPad to increase functionality and to also serve as a nice protective cover. As soon as I got it, I sat down to write a blog post. Not having a Shift Key on the right side really hindered my typing. Since I have large fingers, I also misspelled a lot of words. A lot! But no more than I probably would have misspelled had I used the touch screen keyboard. And this keyboard at least allows you to use both hands to type while not having to hold the iPad itself.

As for it being a cover, it increases the size and weight of the iPad quite a bit and I mostly found the keyboard getting in the way if I’m just holding the iPad in my hands. I wish that the leather cover was just a bit bigger allowing the keyboard to fold behind the iPad out of sight and making the iPad and cover together capable of being held in one hand. So, while it serves as a nice protective cover, I still find myself taking the iPad out of the cover to use by itself at home and to just get the keyboard out of the way when I’m not using it. I even thought of investing in a cheaper cover that is just a cover, but I know I’d get tired of switching between the two when I want to use the keyboard.

So, if you travel a lot or are on the go and depend on the iPad for typing functions, this might be a wise investment. The keyboard itself does work great (despite the absence of that one shift key) and you definitely get what you pay for. That’s why I am rating this 4 out of 5 stars. But if you mainly just need a cover and think the keyboard would be a nice accessory that you might only occasionally use, then I would probably just invest in a cover alone.

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